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    Late August Farmers Market

    Why is August called the lush harvest month? The answer is at the farmers’ market this week. Here is a list of the fresh fruits and vegetables I found at the farm market this past Tuesday at the farmers’ market in the Sonoma plaza. The bounty is likely to very similar where you live. First-of-season: […] More

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    Height-of-the Season Harvest

    Ripe tomatoes and corn! Eating fresh is habit forming. The very best corn, cucumbers, eggplant and tomatoes of the year are at the farm market this week. Here’s a list of just some of the crops you will find at your growers’ stands as the month comes to a close: First-of-season: Asian pears, chilies, gobos, […] More

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    Farm Market Fresh

    If you are headed out to the farm market this weekend, here’s this week’s update on the fresh vegetables and fruits your growers are likely to have on hand: First-of-season: Apricots, cucumbers, snow peas, shelling peas, yellow waxed beans, green beans, melons, squash, red onions, sweet yellow onions, garlic, radishes summer squash and zucchini. Peak-of-season: […] More

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    Mid-July Market Fresh

    Mid- to late July is prime time for green beans. They are young, thin and tender. Ah, well! Baby carrots and baby summer squash and some early potatoes are among the other youngsters you will find at the mid-July harvest market.Take pleasure this week in all that’s fresh from the farm. Here’s a partial list […] More

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    Early July: The Peas Are Ready

    Fresh peas in July! About two weeks after peas blossom, their pods become full. In the next two weeks, the harvest is on. If the sun has been strong in your area the past week or two, the best peas of the season will be at the farm market this week. Peas will be sweet […] More

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    It’s Summer

    The first official day of summer came the middle of last week, June 21. That means we are now enjoying the last of the cool-weather vegetables from spring and beginning to get a taste of some of this year’s warm-weather vegetables. Now is an in between time of the year when we can enjoy two […] More